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OBITUARY PAGE - FEBRUARY 9, 2000 - HOMER, GA

MRS. FULBRIGHT
Franklin County native
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Nellie Canady Fulbright, 93, of the Hunter's Creek Community, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Hart County Hospital.
Mrs. Fulbright was born November 5, 1906, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late George Newton and Margaret Josephine Morgan Canady.
Mrs. Fulbright was a homemaker and a member of Hunter's Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Jackson Fulbright, a daughter, Peggy Barnes, a grandson, Richard Barnes, six brothers, Bill, Ed, Jim, Luther, Johnny and Lawrence Canady, and two sisters, Rilla Whiten and Gertrude Clardy.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, at Hunter's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Craig Brown and Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Marshal Canady, Alfred Cash, Kevin Barnes, Tony Fulbright, Jeffery Harbert and Michael Harbert served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Fulbright and Floyd J. Fulbright, both of Toccoa; two daughters, Sandra Peach, Traveler's Rest, S.C., and Sarah Nell Bradley, Toccoa; two sisters, Gatha Wilson, Atlanta, and Reba Kackley, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MR. POTTS
Truck driver
COMMERCE - James Thomas Potts, 53, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Potts was a son of the late Jim Henry and Eula Mae Hayes Potts.
He was employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Dianne Potts; two sons, Terry Potts and Jeff Potts, both of Commerce; one daughter, Shannon Maria Lester, Commerce; one brother, Henry Arthur Potts, Nicholson; one sister, Louise Brown, Maysville; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MISS PASSMORE
Sister of eight
GILLSVILLE - Miss Kathryn Ellen Passmore, 26, of Gillsville, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Miss Passmore was a daughter of James and Wilda Passmore, Gillsville. She was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. L.C. Buice and Rex Richards officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include seven brothers, Johnny, Steve and Charles Passmore, all of Flowery Branch, Tommy Passmore, Maysville, Boby Passmore, Buford, Kenneth Passmore, Gillsville, and Richard Passmore, Lula; one sister, Susan Robinson, Flowery Branch; 19 nieces and nephews and one great-niece.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MRS. GIBSON
Avid gardener
ALTO - Mrs. Lucy Mozelle White Gibson, 79, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Gibson was born April 3, 1920, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Anderson and Evie Cobb White.
Mrs. Gibson was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church.
Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by five sisters, Pearl Turpin, Cleo Galloway, Selma Lennon, Slyvia Byrd and Ruby White, and five brothers, Garland, Paul, Hubert, Curtis and Beacher White.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 9, at Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling, Ross Palmer and Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by one son, Kermit Gibson, Alto.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MRS. ZIMMERMAN
Mud Creek Baptist member
ALTO - Mrs. Aldie Jane Zimmerman, 83, died Sunday, February 6, 2000.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Zimmerman was a daughter of the late Luther Vance and Kanzidia Martin Simmemon.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Zimmerman was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben D. Zimmerman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 8, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Burt Crawford officiating. Burial was in the Mud Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Rudeseal, Alto, and Alaine Payne, Cornelia; one son, Barnie Pittman, Demorest; one sister, Elvie Keller, Conyers; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MR. SHIRLEY
U.S. Navy veteran
HOMER - Hugh David Shirley, 41, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Shirley was born November 20, 1958, in Gwinnett County. He was a son of Hugh Dorsey and Iris Hughes Shirley, Buford.
Mr. Shirley was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1976 to 1992, and was employed as a truck driver with B.F.I. He was a member of Jefferson Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Kevin Whitman officiating. Burial was in the New Prospect Methodist Church cemetery, Buford.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Susan Henderson Shirley; four sons, Adam Shirley, Andrew Shirley, Alex Shirley and Avery Shirley, all of Homer; two daughters, Stephanie Bean, Colquitt, and Amber Shirley, Homer; one sister, Heidi Register, Buford; one brother, Jeff Shirley, Conyers; grandparents, Linnie Shirley and Ruby Hughes, both of Buford; and two nieces, Hope Anderson and Heather Register.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MISS WRIGHT
Cornelia UMC member
CORNELIA - Miss Thelma Wright, 83, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Arkansas, Miss Wright lived most of her life in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Alexander and Lena Crumley Wright.
Miss Wright was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Cornelia First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 3, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Marcus Martin and Robert L. Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Enon Baptist Church cemetery.
Miss Wright is survived by a number of cousins.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MRS. MOORE
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Geneva Moore, 78, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
Born in Tennessee, Mrs. Moore spent most of her life in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late William Claude and Mae Nelms Broyles.
Mrs. Moore was a homemaker and raised foster children. She was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Prince Hodgson Moore.
Graveside services were held Thursday, February 3, in the Hazel Creek Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Moore, Carnesville, and Kenneth Moore, Mt. Airy; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hazel Creek Baptist Church, Hazel Creek Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000

MRS. PREIST
Bethel Christian
Church member
CALHOUN - Mrs. Pluma Chastain Preist, 90, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Gordon Hospital following several months of declining health.
Mrs. Preist was born August 7, 1909, in Pickens County. She was a daughter of the late Homer and Lucinda Jackson Chastain.
Mrs. Preist was a member of Bethel Christian Church, Ludville, and before moving to Calhoun, had resided in the Ryo Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Avery Preist, in 1971.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 30, in the Bradley Anderson Memorial Chapel of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home, Calhoun, with the Revs. Jether Cochran and Glenn Simms officiating. Burial was in Gordon Memorial Gardens. Jamie Boling, Mac Romine, Lamar Carver, Mike Boswell, Euclid Batista, Jim Carrier, Zachary Carrier and Bill Jordan served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jerry Allen, Gillsville, and Barbara and Jimi Hall, Calhoun; one sister, Eunice Romine, Jasper; four grandchildren, Patricia Boswell, Ranger, Cindy Long, Kennesaw, Regina Batista, Marietta, and Aletia Carrier, Calhoun; and four great-grandchildren.
Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 9, 2000



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